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Spotting Water Line Leaks

PVC-pipesThe modern plumbing system is a linchpin in every home today. It’s probably safe to guess that you are not bringing a bucket down to the stream in order to collect water for washing your dishes and bathing. Instead, you simply open up a faucet and enjoy the convenience of having water piped right into your home. It is a convenience that we’ve become so accustomed to that many homeowners take it for granted. It becomes clear very quickly, though, that you really shouldn’t take your water line in Tampa, FL for granted when problems with it develop.

Your water line is obviously hidden from sight, which rules out simply giving it a visual inspection to determine if there is an issue at hand. That does not mean, however, that there is no way for you to recognize signs of trouble with your water line. Keep these tips in mind, and remember to contact us the moment that you have reason to suspect that your water line is damaged.

Is Water Pooling in Your Yard?

If so, then there is a good chance that your water line is damaged. Obviously, if you have a high water table and we’ve been experiencing some stormy weather, you may simply have water collecting on your property. However, if conditions have been dry and sunny, but you’ve got a squishy, wet yard underfoot, you could have a leaking water line. That is going to end up wasting a lot of water, and that is going to wind up being reflected in your water bills.

Is Your Water Bill Growing?

On that note, the water bill that you receive from your municipality is actually a great resource for detecting water leaks. If you haven’t been using more water than you normally would, but you’ve noticed that your bill is rising, and rising, and rising, then there is every likelihood that you have a leak. If you don’t see any evidence of a leak in your home, try shutting off the valve at your water connection. Check your meter, then come back and check it again in an hour or so. If the numbers are still creeping up, and you’ve not been using any water, a main line leak is a good possibility.

Have You Lost Water Pressure?

There is no guarantee that a leaking water line is going to affect your home and your plumbing in this manner. However, if you do notice that water pressure has dropped throughout your house, then it is possible a leaking water main is to blame. If you only notice low water pressure at a single outlet in your home, then this is probably not the case. Should water drop throughout and you notice any other warning signs, however, you should definitely have your water line evaluated.

No matter how handy you may be, water line services are not something you can handle on your own. This is, without question, the type of service that only trained professionals can handle. Contact a member of our staff if you have any reason to believe your water line is compromised.

Experts Plumbing Services, LLC is here to handle your water line service. 

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